Who is David Krumholtz?
American actor, screenwriter and comedian David Krumholtz was born in New York City USA on 15 May 1978, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He’s of Polish-Jewish and Hungarian-Jewish ancestry, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
David has over 120 acting credits to his name, and is perhaps known best for playing Harvey Wasserman in 22 episodes of the drama series “The Deuce”, which starred Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, and was created by George Pelecanos. Set in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the series follows the lives of several people from New York City, it aired from 2017 through 2019 and was nominated for 18 awards.
David’s today highly active in the film industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming mini-series “Sausage Party: Foodtopia” and the movies “Lousy Carter” and “Oppenheimer”.
Education and early life
David was raised in the Queens borough of New York City alongside his sister Dawn, by their mother Judy who was a dental assistant, and father Michael Krumholtz who was a postal worker; David’s revealed that his Jewish family was quite poor while he was growing up.
He was 14 when he kept his friends company while they were attending an open audition for roles in the Broadway play “Conversations with My Father”; David was persuaded to also give it a try, and won the role of Young Charlie. He launched his career on TV a year later, when cast to play Barry Corman in the 1993 family comedy movie “Life with Mikey”, which starred Christina Vidal and Michael J. Fox, and was directed by James Lapine. It follows a former actor who’s now the owner of a talent agency, and the film won two of its four award nominations.
David studied at Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School prior to moving to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of acting; he transferred to a local high school there, and upon matriculating in 1996 remained focused on acting and didn’t enroll at college.
He eventually enrolled at New York University, but didn’t complete his studies.
Roles in TV series
David’s debut TV series role was playing Scotty Fisher in the 1993 episode “Sweeps” of the crime mystery “Law & Order”, and the year 1994 saw him play David Richardson in all 13 episodes of the comedy “Monty”, which starred Kate Burton and Henry Winkler, and was created by Marc Lawrence; it follows the life of talk-show host Monty Richardson. Some of David’s roles in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the comedy “Chicago Sons”, another comedy “Union Square” and the romantic comedy “The Closer”.
In 2000 and 2001, he played Bob Wexler in the comedy “The Trouble with Normal”, which starred Larry Joe Campbell and Paget Brewster, and was created by Victor Fresco; it follows the misadventures of four young men. David could then have been seen playing supporting characters in the romantic drama “ER”, the comedy “Undeclared” and the drama “The Lyon’s Den”. From 2005 through 2010, he starred as Charlie Eppes in all 119 episodes of the critically acclaimed crime mystery “Numb3rs”, which also starred Judd Hirsch and Rob Morrow, and was created by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci. It follows a mathematician as he’s solving crimes with equations, and the series won four of its six award nominations.
David Krumholtz (who hated math in school) plays a mathematician in NUMB3RS, while Dylan Bruno (who graduated from MIT with a math-heavy engineering degree) played math-challenged FBI agent Colby Granger!
David started off the 2010s by appearing in an episode of the comedy “Marcy”, the family comedy “Raising Hope” and the comedy “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”, and from 2015 through 2017, he voiced Timo and several other characters in the short animated action “All Hail King Julien”, which starred Andy Richter and Danny Jacobs, and follows the adventures of a hard-partying lemur; the series won five of its 25 award nominations.
Some of David’s most recent TV series roles have been in two episodes of the 2022 short animated adventure “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” (voice role), the 2022 episode “Chapter Five: Across the Yule-Verse” of the family comedy “The Santa Clause” and two episodes of the 2023 biographical historical mini-series “White House Plumbers”.
Roles in movies
David played Joel Glicker in the critically acclaimed 1993 fantasy comedy “Addams Family Value”, which starred Raul Julia and Angelica Huston, and was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. It follows the Addams family as they’re trying to rescue their Uncle Fester from a gold-digger, and the film won three of its 19 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration. Some of David’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1994 family comedy “The Santa Clause”, the 1997 drama “The Ice Storm” and the 1997 action fantasy adventure “Justice League of America”.
The year 2001 saw him play Beck in the adventure comedy “The Mexican”, which starred Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt, and was directed by Gore Verbinski. It follows a man who’s found an ancient gun known as ‘The Mexican’, and the film won three of its five award nominations. The following years saw David appear in the 2002 drama “Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie”, the 2003 crime comedy “Scorched” and the 2004 comedy “Looking for Kitty”. The year 2005 saw him portray Mr. Universe in the action science fiction adventure “Serenity”, which starred Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion, and was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It follows the crew of the spaceship Serenity, and the film won nine of the 19 awards for which it was nominated. The remainder of the 2000s saw David appear in the 2006 biographical historical drama “Bobby”, the 2007 musical comedy “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and the 2009 romantic comedy “I Love You, Man”.
In 2014, he portrayed Mike Kattan in the crime drama “The Judge”, which starred Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, and was written and directed by David Dobkin. The movie follows attorney Hank Palmer whose father’s been accused of murder, and it won three of its 12 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
David’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2021 drama “Down with the King”, the 2021 short thriller comedy “Class” and the 2022 drama “National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt”.
He received special thanks for the 2013 romantic comedy movie “Don Jon” and the 2014 short comedy film “The Romantics”.
David wrote the 2009 short comedy movie “Big Breaks”, the 2014 comedy film “Gigi’s Bucket List” and four episodes of the 2015 comedy series “Gigi Does It”.
Some of his producing credits include all eight episodes of the 2015 series “Gigi Does It”, the 2018 short movie “Presentation” and the 2021 short thriller comedy film “Class”.
David’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Dead Eyes”, “The George Lucas Talk Show” and “Today”.
Awards and nominations
David’s won four of his 11 award nominations. Some of his wins include a 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: Acting for “Crazy in Love”, a 2005 California Independent Film Festival Slate Award for Best Actor, also for “Crazy in Love” and a 2006 Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Bobby”.
Love life and marriage
It’s widely known that David’s today a married man and a father of two, even though he prefers to keep the details of his love life away from media. He and American actress, screenwriter and producer Vanessa Britting exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 22 May 2010; still, close to 200 people attended his and Vanessa’s wedding, including famous actors Peter MacNicol, Judd Hirsch and Rob Morrow.
she’s had roles in 23 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for playing Angela Richter in three episodes of the 2007 crime mystery series “Without a Trace”.
Vanessa gave birth to their daughter Pemma Mae Krumholtz in 2014, and their son Jonas followed two years later.
David’s yet to speak about the women whom he had dated prior to meeting Vanessa; he’s married to Vanessa Britting as of June 2023, and they have two children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
David was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in July 2011, but was pronounced cancer-free in January 2012.
One of David’s best friends is American screenwriter, producer and director Judd Apatow; he’s also good friends with American actor, producer and director Colin Hanks.
David’s a fan of math.
He’s followed by nearly 60,000 people on Instagram and has posted over 1,200 pictures and videos, with most of these showing him during his everyday life.
One of David’s favorite actors is Daniel Day-Lewis, and some of his favorite movies include “A Room with a View”, “The Age of Innocence” and “The Crucible”.
Height, eyes and wealth
David’s age is 45. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (67kgs).
David’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of June 2023.